Jagwa Music, Speed, heat, and swagger. Tanzania's 7-piece band bangs out a hard-won celebration as screaming hot as a jet engine | Photo: Werner Graebner

Sounds of Kolachi, 10-piece super group creates a sonic highway from Ragas to the Blues. | Photo: Mohammad Ali, White Star

Sanam Marvi, vocal warrior; the next great diviner of South Asia's humanist, folk, and Sufi texts. | Photo: Kohi Marri

Democratoz, hard grooving reggae, rai & rock from cosmopolitan Oran. | Photo courtesy of Democratoz.

Ifrikya Spirit - tranced out diwan sounds from Algiers | Photo: Chenz Banalioued

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara - a renewed taraab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound | Photo: Werner Graebner

Istijmam - Gritty, intimate theater confronts the destiny of today's Algeria | Photo: Chris Van Goethem

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August 29, 2016
Touring from coast to coast, four Center Stage ensembles from Algeria and Tanzania make their U.S. debut tours this fall. Join us for performances and activities from Denmark, Maine to Joshua Tree, California. Kennedy Center performances by all ensembles are live streamed. 

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